The philosopher of emerging clinical neurology

Eadie, M. J. (2007) The philosopher of emerging clinical neurology. Brain, 130 7: 1968-1971. doi:10.1093/brain/awm123


Author Eadie, M. J.
Title The philosopher of emerging clinical neurology
Journal name Brain   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-8950
1460-2156
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1093/brain/awm123
Volume 130
Issue 7
Start page 1968
End page 1971
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 110904 Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Abstract In the 1860s and 1870s, almost simultaneously in Paris and London, clinical neurology began to emerge as a special area of medical practice. The Parisian development occurred mainly at the Salpêtrière, ancient repository of a sizeable population of the hitherto often uncategorized chronically ill. There the dominant neurological interest was in clinical phenomenology and nosology. From the outset the predominant figure was Jean-Martin Charcot, subsequently occupant of the world's first chair of neurology. He became a popular and highly successful consultant and the influential founder of a school of talented neurologists. By virtue of his famous clinical demonstrations that were open to the public, and his flirtation with hysteria and hypnosis, he became known to a Parisian circle outside medicine. Throughout the first half of the 20th century his name was introduced to an even wider circle by his figuring in parts of Axel Munthe's extraordinary and widely read autobiography, The Story of San Michele (Munthe, 1929Go).
Keyword Neurology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Book Review: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE AND WORKOF JACKSON WITH A CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF HIS WRITINGS By George K.York and David A. Steinberg 2006. London: Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL Price: »35.00 ISBN-10: 0854841091, ISBN-13: 978-0854841097

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